‘Just keep going you will improve’.
Words that haunted me in my youth. How can I plot for a destination that is unknown, variables not within my control AND the uncertainty around it? Foolishness.
As time passed I had a revelation whilst playing video games with my elder cousin. I kept getting stuck on a level that felt like eternity and then one day? Poof. I had gone past it. He told me that day.
Once you do all the little things, the big things settle themselves. You level up!
This was so profound for my 8 year old self. It has stayed this way ever since.
I now break it down like so…
Get Feedback. Watch it back, have someone watch the action back.
Pick What You Want To Improve. Choose the area of focus.
Take Responsibility. Own it.
Talk To Knowledge Masters. What do you want to learn, how would they learn it? How have they learned it?
Follow up strats! Develop feedback loops. How will you know you are progressing in a week’s time, months time. What does now look like?
Measure, measure and measure. Only against yourself. How far away am I from where I started.
Making a flow or process for how you see improvement takes away the anxiety and stress that comes externally, sometimes even internal.
You are in a lifelong journey of excellence only with yourself.